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are broadcasting from new york city and st. louis, missouri. the death toll of superstorm sandy along the eastern seaboard has jumped to 98 as more bodies are recovered by the dead. 40 people have been killed in new york city, half of them on staten island, which was overcome with devastating flooding. staten island residents have criticized local and federal officials for allegedly ignoring recovery there, saying they're in desperate need of aid. new york city is facing criticism for continuing with its famed annual marathon nday, , spite calls for postponement. supporters of a delay have argued the marathon will divert attention and resources from aiding the hundreds of thousands who still lacked power and are in need of relief. utility officials have predicted that electricity will be mostly restored to lower manhattan by the weekend. though several million from long island to new jersey could be in the dark for a least another week, some 1.6 million people remain without power in new jersey. it is e state hardest hit by the storm. new jersey officials have disclosed some 336,000 gallons of di
>> from new york city, this is democracy now! >> there are people in areas without power. what about generators for them? you are making billionaires'. donate. >> as new york mayor michael bloomberg cancels the new york marathon under enormous city, we report on three of the hardest hit areas of new york and patent by superstorm sandy. statins island, the rockaway, and red hook. power returns to most of manhattan, but for most in the outer residents, many are still in the dark. >> it has been very hectic, especially for the little ones. it is kind of crazy. we need help. >> as the temperature at night drops near freezing, frustration is growing as residents complain about lack of food, power, and warm clothes. and we will look at how occupy wall street has transformed into occupied sandy relief. and could republican voter suppression swing the state of ohio for mitt romney? we will speak to our lieberman. >> it is not about stopping voter fraud but about republicans try to shape an electorate in their own favor, to make it harder for minority and low-income voters to vote in th
includes more than 20,000 residents of public housing in new york city, who in some cases also lack heat and running water. three of new york city's hospitals remain closed after losing power during the storm, and there is no current timetable for their reopening. on thursday, new york governor andrew cuomo said economic damage from the storm could reach $50 billion. >> the first cost estimate that i have seen has suggested the storm will cost the region $50 billion in damage and economic loss. the state of new york, about $33 billion in damage and economic loss. that is a staggering number. >> in the face of an ongoing fuel shortage, new york city mayor michael bloomberg has unveiled a new rationing system for the purchase of gas. on thursday, he said motorists will only be of a purchase gas on alternating days depending on whether their license plate ends in odd or even number. >> only 25% of our gas stations we estimate are open. drivers are still facing long lines, frustrations growing. it now appears there will be shortages for possibly another couple of weeks. the best way we thing
the only permament home that he had for the rest of his life would have been new york city. amy goodman: and talk about what being in new york meant for him. who did he meet? what was he singing? will kaufman: well, he was singing some interesting songs, first of allwriting some interesting songs, because as he was hitchhiking north and east our of texas in that bitter cold new year of 1940, all he's hearing on the radio is kate smith singing irving berlin's "god bless america." and that'sthat was the big hit of the year. and woody hated that song. kate smith: [singing] god bless america some interesting songs, because as he was hitchhiking north and eastland that i love. stand beside her, and guide her through the night with a light from above. will kaufman: now, i mean, there's two ways you can look at that song. you can look at "god bless america," written by irving berlin, all rightit's the fearful prayer, almost, of a european jewish immigrant to the united states who's nervously watching the rise of fascism in europe and praying that it won't happen over here. he actually wrote it
the hall. >> new york city plans to run shuttle buses today to bring coastal residents to the polls. the government has ordered a halt to home foreclosures on federally backed mortgages in areas devastated by last week's superstorm sandy. on monday, housing and urban development secretary shaun donovan said loans under the federal housing administration would see a foreclosure moratorium for 90 days. the housing department also says it plans to pay for the hotel stays of some 34,000 displaced people in new york and new jersey. new york city alone has up to 40,000 displaced residents in need of shelter, including 20,000 in public housing. syria is seeing some of its worst violence in bonds with violence raging across the country. at least 159 people were killed nationwide monday, nearly half in one city, idlib. at least 31 people have been killed in a suicide attack on a group of iraqi soldiers outside a military base near baghdad. it was one of the worst attacks against iraqi military so far this year. the u.s. soldier charged with the massacre of afghan civilians in march appeared
of these particles and these, all flying apart, is awesome. the energy that takes to light up new york city comes about as a result of water pouring over niagara falls. and every water drop has an energy of about this much, four electron volts. electron volts are tiny unit of energy. it's microscopic unit of energy, yeah? but four electron volts per water drop, tnt-- [makes sounds] --you get about 30 electron volts. high-octane gasoline, about 30 electron volts per molecule of combustion, yeah? one atom, u235, fissions, you get about 200 million electron volts of energy. awesome, awesome. an awful lot of energy for one atom, and that kinda changed the world. and so we now talk about the atomic age or more properly the nuclear age because we're talking about an awful lot of energy for just a little bit of matter. it turns out the most common isotopic uranium is uranium-- let me try it over here-- uranium 238. and when 238 catches a neutron, what it does is it turns to u239. u238 emits alpha particles, but 239 emits beta particles. and guess what the 239 does, gang? it turns into an element beyond
a difference. we saw them go out into the wet, cold, rainy night in new york city and around this region. hurricane sandy survivors living there cold, dark comes in going out into the cold, dark streets to cas ballot. what happens now is that we hold those hopes and dreams precious, and force our politicians to live up to the extraordinary courage and organizing bravery and smarts that people showed last night. >> i want to play a comment made by bill o'reilly being interviewed on fox news last night. >> so what is your sense of the evening? you look at the exit polls -- >> if mitt romney loses inhio , the president is reelected. >> how do you think we got to that point? president obama's approval ratings were so low, and this is a hypothetical, we do not even know who is winning never mind who won, but how do you think it got this tide? but the demographics are changing. it is not a traditional america anymore. there are 50% of the voting public who want stuff. they want things. who was going to give them things? president obama. he knows it and he ran on it. whereby 20 years ago, presi
of a wet and dark stairwell in rockaway, queens freed on wednesday, new york city mayor michael bloomberg warned sandy may have weakened defenses against potential flooding. >> because of today's storm, coastal areas face a risk of some flooded into 6:00 a.m. tomorrow morning and the national weather service warns there could be some major flooding in spots already eroded by sandy. the difference here is the barriers of sand or rocked that were there before perhaps are not there. we have not and will not order the large-scale evacuation we did in advance of hurricane sandy, but if you are experiencing significant flooding during sandy, you should consider taking shelter with friends and family are using one of the city's storm shelters. >> at least 40 people have been killed in an earthquake off of guatemala's pacific coast. most of the victims were killed in the northwestern state of san marcos, which saw heavy damage. lawmakers in greece have approved a new round of austerity cuts amidst massive protests. on wednesday, the greek parliament narrowly backed a $13.5 billion austerity packa
'redebt is tied to this. we know goldman sachs has partnered with new york city to offer so-called low interest runs, which are predatory loans, paid back within two years and even though the interest is low, it is virtually impossible for a small business to do. i think we're going to see these two strands merge. we look at debt intersection of wall street and our lives. what is interesting there, the victim us from the park and now this is like a new battleground for resistance. >> occupy sandy relief, what you found in these different areas, what were people doing during the superstorm? >> most interesting, organically, occupy was able to organize quickly on the ground and provide real relief to people -- provide food and clothing. people were donating all of these things. the red cross was barely able to reach out to people in a way necessary to distribute -- was not really able to reach out to people in a way necessary to distribute the goods. >> republican said, people should not donate to the red cross. >> and it probably should not. online you can go to amazon and find occupy center rel
this is an historical fact which yip himself saysbroadway and the american theater in new york city was the only place where an artist could stand up and say whatever he wanted, provided he got the money to put the show on. so, for finian's rainbow, they had to have 25 auditions, because they said it was a commie red thing. and finally, they got the money up, and they put the show up. but by that time, yip was blacklisted. and his next show was jamaica with lena horne, with an all- black cast. one other thing, in terms of yip's drive for race or ethnic equality, and that is that finian's rainbow in 1947 was the first show on broadway where the chorus line consisted of blacks and whites who danced with each other, and the chorus was an integrated affair. amy goodman: what happened to him during the mccarthy era? ernie harburg: well, he could not work on any major film that they wanted him to work on from the major studios in hollywood. the setup was that roy brewer, who was the head of the iatse unioni'm sorry to say thatwas the one who amy goodman: what do you mean? ernie harburg: well, i mean this is
it so the bar wars don't have to repay. he sold out benefit concert is schedule thursday in new york city. arizona democrat kyrsten sinema has become the first openly bisexual persons elected to the u.s. congress. recent ballot counts showed the former state senator has defeated republican competitor vernon parker avenue phoenix area congressional district. her election comes in the year that also sought a least five openly gay democrats objected to the house while wisconsin congressmember tammy baldwin became the first openly gay person elected to the senate. other firsts this year include the election of the first hindu congress member from hawaii's, along with tammy duckworth of illinois, is also one of the first female combat veterans elected to congress. those are some of the headlines. this is "democracy now!,", the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. we begin today with the media scandal engulfing the british broadcasting corporation, or bbc. the director general has resigned amidst mounting questions over the bbc's handling of two sex -- two child sex abus
veterans waiting to, and these wait times are getting longer and longer. in city like new york, chicago, los angeles, san francisco, veterans are waiting over a year to get compensation for their wartime wounds. so the question becomes, why are there such egregious delays? what we found in this more recent investigation was that these delays paradoxically exist because the va is putting pressure on people like jimmy foxx to rush through quickly and then they make a mistake, and then the veterans who are wrongfully deniedso the questioe there such egregious delays? what we found enter appeal. almost a third of veterans waiting are waiting on an appeal. we found the board of veterans' les that the va makes a mistake 73% of the time that they will on the case. >> tell us the story of hosea roundtree. in this video report, he talks about why he filed his claims with the veterans affairs. >> it is not just for me but for every other veteran out their suffering. it is for every other vet coming home, that they will see a difference. i want them to get better treatment. >> explain his case. >>
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